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3:39 pm

Nine years ago, I was a mom of a 19 year old, an 18 year old, a 15 year old and a 12 year old.

My husband commuted to a job 90 minutes away.

I was in the middle of some of the hardest and busiest times of my life.

Trapped in a mile-long to do list.

Trying to SEE God, but constantly pulled in a thousand directions, especially at 3:39 pm.

Sports. Exhaustion. Homework. Mom Guilt. Groceries. Tuition Bills. Church. Anxiety.

I must have read this quote somewhere.

It struck me enough that I stopped and posted it on Facebook. At 3:39 pm.

It was probably exactly what I needed at that specific time and wanted the world (or my little Facebook Friends world) to hear it.

To soak it in. To bask in its freeing and life-giving truth.

God SEES me. God loves me.

Right in the middle of the mayhem. Right where I am, not where I "should" be. Right at 3:39 pm.

He SEES me. He loves me.

Maybe that day, I got a little glimpse that held me up when I needed it the most.

Maybe I blasted some music on my iPod, headphones tangled around my neck. Maybe I stopped and danced around the kitchen with dirty dishes piled high in the sink.

And maybe today at 3:39 pm, I'll need another peek at the never-ending love of God.

Maybe I will throw on some worship music. Maybe I will dance freely around my office.

And maybe nine years from now, this will all happen again. At 3:39 pm.

I hope it does. I sure hope it does.

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